Monday, 10 December 2018

NHS: Evening & Weekend Appointments With GPs Now Available

After a "soft launch" of the new evening and weekend appointments service shared across GPs in Reading, greater publicity is now being given to the "enhanced service". 

More details can be found here on the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Redlands Public Surgery - Saturday 8 December

Cllrs David Absolom, Jan Gavin and Tony Jones will be holding their regular Labour Councillors' Ward Public Surgery for residents at Hexham Road Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, RG2 7UD, between 10.30am and noon on Saturday.

No appointment is necessary and discussions are strictly confidential.

Ward surgeries are held on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between St Lukes Parish Hall, Erleigh Road (RG1 5LR) and the Hexham Road Community Centre (RG2 7UD).


David, Jan and Tony also undertake "street surgeries" on other Saturdays and weekdays - so watch out for the window poster coming through your letter-box!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A New Pool For Palmer Park - The Next Steps

One of the options for the new swimming pool in Palmer Park
Plans have been published revealing the next step in the building of a new swimming pool for east Reading in Palmer Park.

Reading council's Strategic Environment, Planning and Transportation Committee will consider a "development framework" for public consultation at its meeting on 21st November.

The document is intended to:
  • Set out a vision and framework for the future development of a swimming pool and associated spaces within the park;
  • Recommend improvements to the public realm and spaces in the park;
  • Respond to planning policy in relation to the swimming pool development;
  • Identify and resolve constraints and other barriers to development.
Redlands Labour Councillor Tony Jones said "I very much welcome this public consultation as an important and necessary next step towards delivering the new swimming pool in east Reading. I know that many local residents are excited by the prospect of the provision of a new modern, accessible community swimming pool at Palmer Park."